November 6th was the feast day of the great Celtic saint, Illtud, so Nicky and John, together with ex-parishioners Jim and Rosemary celebrated it by visiting St Illtud's Church, Llantwit Major, which stands at the very spot on which his first monastery was founded in the sixth century.
Among the treasures displayed in this ancient, yet
incredibly well restored, building are these ancient Celtic stones and
crosses two of which contain the names of kings.
Sunday, 27 October 2013
Monday, 14 October 2013
Tuesday, 8 October 2013
Under New Management
Frances (Standing, Left) takes on the onerous task of organizing the renewed Friendship Club, but her predecessor Clare is a hard act to follow! Yet with an almost full house, a brand new poetry corner, a sweethearted quiz and more yummy cakes and strawberries than the customers could consume, there were no complaints!
Saturday, 5 October 2013
A few moments after this photo was taken Brooke became a true member of the Church of God through her baptism by Fr David at Our Lady of Lourdes.
We rejoice for her and welcome her into our parish!
Sunday, 29 September 2013
Sr Daphne Norden joined us this weekend to make an appeal at the end of each Mass to help support 14 missionary communities at home and abroad. Her modest, unassuming and unpretentious manner made a deep impression, and after Mass she greeted us at the church door, where Clare thanked her on our behalf.
Sunday, 22 September 2013
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Monday, 16 September 2013
Monday, 2 September 2013
Sunday, 1 September 2013
We never imagined what a large footprint you would leave behind, not only in our own Catholic family, but most of Lymington have been touched by you – especially Oakhaven Hospice where you brought peace and comfort to so many." Then lunch was served, and extra space provided in a marquee which had been erected in the car park.
We also said farewell to Rita and Max, not to mention Molly and Margaret Mary!
Saturday, 31 August 2013
Wednesday, 21 August 2013
Wednesday, 24 July 2013
Nicky and John went to the charming town of Bradford on Avon (in Wiltshire) this week, and visited the splendid Catholic Church there.
It's right in the centre, and was built as the Town Hall in 1855.
When the Council moved to their efficient new offices it became redundant and was bought by the Church in 1955. You can enter by the front door then up either of the grand, deeply-carpeted, semi-circular staircases to the first floor and into what was the huge Council Chamber. It has been beautifully transformed into a magnificent church, dedicated to St Thomas More.
Tuesday, 23 July 2013
Year 6 Leavers' Assembly
At the year 6 Leaver's Assembly, Headtreacher Kirsty Richards gave glowing reports about each of the young people leaving our school this week. From their willingness to help the younger school pupils to their prowess in sports and even to their welcoming smiles.
A special presentation was made to Tony O'Connell on his retirement as a Governor after 15 years service.
The young people each received a Certificate, their Records of Achievement and olive wood Rosary beads. Fr Danny lead the whole Assembly in the Echo Our Father.
|Tea and cake was very welcome at the end of the afternoon.|
Friday, 19 July 2013
Peggy Walsh's 92nd Birthday
On 11th July Fr Danny celebrated a House Mass at Birchy Hill Care Home.
It was for Peggy's 92nd birthday, Mary's 92nd birthday in September.....and also for Cathy who celebrated her (considerably younger) birthday on the day!
Though space was restricted, the Mass was attended by friends plus Jean who represented Birchy Hill.
Thursday, 11 July 2013
"Ramona, Charles, Adrian and Maria Heath-Saunders wish to thank Fr Danny for the presentation of the very beautiful Apostolic Blessing. This was a complete and delightful surprise and a great honour on the occasion of Ramona's 80th birthday. The whole family also wish Fr Danny every success, health and happiness in his new venture in Bracknell."
Saturday, 29 June 2013
Thank you to all the Lymington Parishioners who sent their prayers and who came to my Dad's Funeral. It was the best Funeral I have ever been-to!
The Flowers were designed by Finola Shaw to incorporate my Dad's precious pieces of China from his career as Harrods Fine China Buyer.
Finola also designed the Light of the World and the Sun and Moon display which you saw last week, at the St Saviour's Flower Festival. She is highly recommended!
Monday, 17 June 2013
Thursday, 13 June 2013
Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Sunday, 9 June 2013
Last Sunday 11 of our young parishioners received Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament for the first time on their First Communion day. Let us pray that God will keep them safe all the days of their lives.